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The Use of Force topic provides news, information and training on one the most commonly discussed areas in law enforcement training programs. Shooting skills and defensive tactics are critical to keeping officers alive out of harm's way. We cover all subjects—nothing is taboo in this discussion.
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Calif. cop shoots, kills drill-wielding woman who threatened family

Woman called 911 and said she was going to kill her family with an Uzi if the cops didn't show up.

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Calif. cop shoots, kills drill-wielding woman who threatened family

Woman called 911 and said she was going to kill her family with an Uzi if the cops didn't show up - Full Story

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Police commission leader: LAPD, Mo. shootings not comparable

Death prompted a backlash on social media against the LAPD, with some comparing it to the shooting of Michael Brown - Full Story

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Details emerge in Mo. shooting, protests calm

Details emerge in Mo. shooting, protests calm

18-year-old Michael Brown, whose fatal shooting by police ignited days of heated protests, was suspected of stealing cigars and pushing a clerk at a convenience store - Full Story

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6 Democrats: Feds should look into NYPD in-custody death

Reps. Hakeem Jeffries and Yvette Clarke led a group of six who called into question whether the DA can adequately investigate the case - Full Story

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NM man shot to death after violent vehicular rampage

Man was shot dead August 4th by a deputy after ramming multiple vehicles — including the officer's — and attempting to run over his girlfriend.

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Video: NM man shot to death after violent vehicular rampage

Video: NM man shot to death after violent vehicular rampage

Man was shot dead August 4th by a deputy after ramming multiple vehicles — including the officer's — and attempting to run over his girlfriend - Full Story

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Conflicting accounts in fatal LAPD shooting as investigation continues

On Wednesday, LAPD released a detailed narrative of the confrontation, alleging that the man tackled one officer and went for his gun before police opened fire - Full Story

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Vest saves cop shot in Texas; suspect killed

Officer John Calhoun was shot Wednesday afternoon while struggling with an armed man near a bus stop.

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Vest saves cop shot in Texas; suspect killed

Officer John Calhoun was shot Wednesday afternoon while struggling with an armed man near a bus stop - Full Story



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Less Lethal Issues in Law Enforcement Less Lethal Issues in Law Enforcement
with Capt. Greg Meyer (ret.)
Police Limit Comic Strip Police Limit Comic Strip
with Garey McKee